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Winter Returns to Mt. Hood Meadows

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

  • Winter storm drops 3 inches of new snow
  • Forecast says up to a foot could fall by Tuesday

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – It's snowing hard at Mt. Hood Meadows - the resort has picked up 3 inches in the base area, much more higher up on the mountain. The forecast says a foot or more could fall through Tuesday.

Resort officials are delighted, saying timing of the snow is perfect for the upcoming President's Holiday Weekend. Resort spokesman Dave Tragethon says, "We've been making the most of the snow we had received, but this storm promises to deliver enough snow to really help us out for the holiday. This will help fortify our snowpack, and give us good coverage especially on the upper mountain. We expect a great turnout this week for the freshies, and then this weekend when we should have sunshine to greet families and beginners here for the holiday."

Meadows continues it's normal seven day a week operation - 9 AM - 4 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 AM - 9 PM Wednesday - Sunday. 

Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner
This Saturday the resort will present a special Valentine's Day dinner for two for just $45. The meal will be served in the romantic Alpenstube Loft and includes appetizers with champagne, entrees for both and a shared dessert. There are two seating times - 5 PM and 7:30 PM. 
Reservations may be made by calling 503.337.2222 ext. 0.

Free Avalanche Awareness Course
A free Avalanche Awareness course will be presented Saturday to introduce and explain to students where and why avalanches occur, who gets caught and why. The course will provide a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry and targets the unaware backcountry traveler. No reservations required - the course will be presented at 1 PM.

Torch Light ParadeShine A Light on Cancer Fundraiser and Discount President's Monday Evening Lift Ticket
Monday evening Meadows will offer a special online lift ticket for just $20 (3 - 9 PM) to celebrate the President's holiday. There will also be a special night of remembrance and celebration. In conjunction with the Oregon Cancer Ski Out, guests will be able to purchase lift ticket and torch packages for just $25, and carry the torches to remember those we have lost, to support the ones still fighting and to cheer on those that have won the battle with cancer.

At 6 PM there will be a moment of silence, then torches will be lighted theparade will commence a run that should be a very impactful moment of recognition of those we are fighting for. $25 Preregistration includes illumination device and night lift ticket.